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Sacrifice of Phrixus & Helle, & the rescue of the Golden Ram | Greek vase, Lucanian red figure nestoris "Journey to Aietes hall, and fetch from thence the thick fleece of the ram, which saved Phrixos from the sea long ago." - Pindar, Pythian Ode 4

M29.1 PHRIXOS & THE GOLDEN-FLEECED RAM

Museum Collection: Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Harvard 1960.367
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Lucanian Red Figure
Shape: Nestoris
Painter: Attributed to the Choephoroi Painter
Date: ca 350 - 340 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Side A1: The children Phrixos and Helle are depicted being rescued by the golden-fleeced Ram as they are about to be sacrificed to the gods by their father Athamas. (Alternatively the scene may depict Phrixos at Kolkhis sacrificing the same ram. The girl is then Khalkiope, and the man, her father, King Aeetes).
Side A2: The death of Aktaion is depicted below in the main panel of the vase (see other image).
Side B: Orestes pursued by the Erinyes (see other image).

NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

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